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February 2014 Archives

Does meth really make crack cocaine 'look like child's play'?

In 2005, Newsweek called the "epidemic" of methamphetamine use "America's new drug crisis." A year earlier, a New York State Police captain described meth to the New York Times as making "crack look like child's play."

Elmhurst family facing charges of drug possession

Five members of the same Illinois family are now facing drug charges after a search of an area house turned up prescription drugs, cannabis and cocaine. Police had been investigating the sale of illegal drugs, and as part of that investigation, got a search warrant for the house located in Elmhurst, Illinois.

Search legality an important issue in cases involving drug crimes, continued...

In our last post, we began speaking about the process by which police searches are evaluated for legality. As we noted, the issue of search legality is an important one in various criminal cases, particularly those involving drug offenses. The first question is always whether a search was conducted. The key to that issue is whether the defendant had a reasonable expectation of privacy. Because of this requirement, police can sometimes legally gain access to very sensitive information without even conducting a “search.”

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